Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

While the exact cause is unknown, the most common causes are stress and anxiety. Other causes include misalignment of the bite, or a sleep disorder like sleep apnea or snoring.

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching also known as bruxism, can occur during the day or at night. While the exact cause is unknown, the most common causes are stress and anxiety. Other causes include misalignment of the bite, or a sleep disorder like sleep apnea or snoring. Grinding your teeth can cause damage, including worn down teeth, gum recession, and other dental problems like failed dental work (see TMJ evaluation). It can also cause sore jaw muscles, headaches, tooth sensitivity and chipped teeth or fillings. Overtime, it can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw joints. If you wake up with jaw pain or tooth sensitivity, it could be a sign that you are grinding your teeth.

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism, is a common condition that is usually characterized by grinding or clenching of the teeth, typically during sleep. It can cause damage to the teeth and jaw muscles, as well as headaches, facial pain, and ear ringing. The exact cause of bruxism is unknown but it is believed to be related to stress, anxiety, and other

psychological factors. Teeth grinding can cause significant damage to the teeth and jaw joint over time. Left untreated, it can lead to serious dental problems and even tooth loss. The good news is, with proper treatment, you can reduce the effects of teeth grinding and improve your overall dental health.

Not every dentist has the ability to determine the cause of teeth grinding…

Teeth Grinding: Causes

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a condition that affects many people and can be caused by a variety of factors. Two of the most common are, stress and anxiety. But it can also be caused by poor posture, malocclusion (a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth), and certain medications. If you grind your teeth, you might experience headaches, jaw pain, and even damage to the teeth. 

Teeth Grinding: Symptoms

It can cause a variety of symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches, earaches, tooth sensitivity, muscle spasms, and facial pain. The most common symptoms of teeth grinding are headaches, jaw pain, and an increase in tooth sensitivity. If you grind your teeth during sleep, you may also have difficulty sleeping. It’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms so that you can seek treatment if necessary.

Signs of Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding Treatment Options

Treatment for teeth grinding typically involves lifestyle changes such as avoiding stress and limiting caffeine intake. However, in more severe cases, you may need a an Orthotic Appliance to protect the teeth from further damage.

An Orthotic Appliance can also help reduce the amount of grinding and provide relief from the symptoms associated with it. With proper treatment and relaxation techniques, teeth grinding can be managed and you can maintain healthy teeth and jaws.

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